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There are a maximum of 126 Halo Wars 2 achievements (57 without DLC) worth 4,762 (1,750)

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Palmer's Pure Gold in Halo Wars 2

Palmer's Pure Gold126 (30)

Earn a gold medal on every mission (except Prologue) on any difficulty (original campaign)

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Achievement Guide for Palmer's Pure Gold

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zRaijin
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zRaijin
Achievement won on 21 Feb 17
TA Score for this game: 2,874
Posted on 27 February 17 at 04:15, Edited on 16 May 17 at 10:15
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Don't bother attempting this achievement before you've completed everything else. In fact, you'll earn a few gold medals through natural play.

The "Nightmare" skull is really useful for this achievement. To unlock this skull, you need to keep the shields of the Control Room above 50% in the mission Last Stand. For more information, refer to xTGE's guide :

Halo Wars 2Collecting a dreamThe Collecting a dream achievement in Halo Wars 2 worth 95 pointsCollect all the Skulls (original campaign)


The skull's description is pretty straightforward : "No checkpoints or saves on any difficulty. Campaign only. Final score increases. +40% of final score."

The good news, is that the score you get in a level has nothing to do with the difficulty you've chosen ! Just load up each level on Easy with the Nightmare skull activated. Completing a few secondary/bonus objectives helps a lot, but don't waste too much time (the Par Time gives a lot of points, but don't rush too much either) : go for the principal objective and you'll eventually get some bonus objectives on the way without even trying !

The defense-oriented missions (like Hold the Line) can't be rushed (obviously), so you may want to focus a little more on the bonus/secondary objectives since you don't have much to do anyway !
(LegendaryMarvel's tip : for those who are having trouble with gold on "Hold the Line" turn on these 2 skulls - Nightmare and Pestilence. Build up all turrets alternating anti-vehicle and anti-infantry. Then just build a bunch of upgraded marines, hornets, and nightingale's. With maybe 1 or 2 wolverines towards the light bridge to aid in the banshees that come later on. Build 2 anti-air turrets by the nearest barricade to the light bridge, as well as 2 on the front of your base. Once you get good and set, the only area you will even need to watch is the side the locust come in, as Pestilence doesn't have as much time to drain their health. But even so, with the nightingale's, hornets, and marines (and your hero) over there, you'll be easily hitting gold. The bonus for Nightmare is 1.40 and if you turn on Pestilence as well it gives another .28 for a total of 1.68 score multiplier.)

The skull basically guarantees you that you'll get the gold medal, while not causing any trouble (losing on Easy would be a feat) !

This doesn't have to be done uniformly on the same difficulty. You may or may not need to do them all Solo or Coop (Thanks to Tho Radia and Myrmidont).

Good luck toast
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